Oct 10, 2022
What do you do when you hire the wrong person into your company?
One of the most difficult aspects of owning and running a business is human resources—people, and hiring them. As business owners, we spend a lot of time, money, resources, sweat, intellectual equity, and energy trying to hire the right people: we articulate and write the perfect job description and go through hours of countless interviews. So, when we realize that an employee isn’t a good fit for the role, it becomes a difficult challenge for us to approach.
In this episode, I discuss the steps to take when you’ve hired the wrong person. I explain why cultural fit is non-negotiable in your organization and outline passive and proactive approaches to identifying poor cultural fit. I describe the signs that tell you’ve hired the right person for the wrong role and how you can fix the issue. I also highlight how you can mitigate legal action following the termination of an employee due to poor fit or performance and underscore the importance of leading with empathy and grace.
“Cultural fit is non-negotiable. Positive corporate culture enhances productivity through collaboration and creates engagement. A poor cultural fit can demoralize the team and cause burnout.” - Justin Goodbread
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